THE COFFEE HOUSE #144
This month on The Coffee House:
Producer Mark Cohen
A POWERFUL NEW FORCE FOR CHANGE IN CONGRESS
Elected to Congress in 2008, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)
has quickly emerged as a national voice for progressive health care reform and for a closer look at our goals and exit strategy in Afghanistan. A member of the Science and Technology Committee, Rep. Edwards discusses the efficacy of carbon sequestration as a solution for climate change. The conversation touches on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, compensation for wait staff, the health of the Chesapeake Bay, and the effective Fox campaign of vilification that forced President Obamaâs Green Jobs advisor Van Jones to resign. (Host: Mark Cohen)
IS A REVIVED NUCLEAR INDUSTRY THE ANSWER TO GLOBAL WARMING?
Even before Three Mile Island nearly melted down 30 years ago, the US nuclear industry was in a downward spiral, the result of chronic and acute safety issues that prohibitively drove up the costs of regulatory compliance. In recent years, however, the nuclear industry has attempted a comeback as a clean energy source and a solution to climate change. But Public Citizen energy specialist Allison Fisher notes that nuclear power plants are notorious for taking a long time to get on-line, too long to meet the rapidly dawning climate crisis. (Host: Mike Tidwell)
A NEW DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES THE SPREAD OF URBAN GARDENS
Traveling to seven urban gardens throughout Washington, DC, filmmaker Cintia Cabib discovered a vibrant and diverse culture of neighbors who grow their own vegetables and communities. Her film in progress is âCommunity of Gardeners". (Host: Mark Cohen)
Alsoâ¦ poetry by Rei Berroa(âSensual; Harassmentâ) and Brian Gilmoreâ¦ and the alt-country sounds of Randy Barrett.